Living rooms are the centre of a home. You spend the most time there, relaxing, entertaining, and just enjoying with family and loved ones. As such, the surroundings can get a little boring with the passage of time. If that’s true for you, then it’s time for a renovation, and here are some handy tips to help you out:
Keep the structure in mind
While in the heat of the moment, many homeowners tend to go for a full overhaul. This is a good thing, except you might want to tear down a wall or two in the process. Note that this is not feasible, especially when the wall-in-question is a loadbearing element. Taking it down would require beam installations, which would totally destroy your budget. Note that it’s easy to avoid this problem in open floor living room plans!
Prepare for a long wait
Don’t ever expect your living room remodel to be completed in a few days’ time. It’s a commitment that’s going to take very long. You’re going to get delayed deliveries and the whole process is going to take a lot of time from start till completion, especially if you’ve got a complicated design element in the mix.
Always satisfy your personal tastes
No interior designer can know your lifestyle better than you, which is why you need to guide them into incorporating all your personal favourite things within the ambiance. This can allude to certain materials that you like, certain décor elements that entice you, or can even refer to your preferred foam in a custom made accent chair or couch!
Blend comfort and style
The living room is a multipurpose space. You can’t just renovate it for style, yet neither can you renovate it for comfort. You need to make it a blend of these two elements or it’ll end up being either too formal or too casual.
Let lighting me your mood maker
Most people simply don’t consider the importance of good lighting, which can be an absolute mood maker in living rooms. It’s always good to have a combination of accent and ambient lighting but’s even better if you’ve connected your set up to a smart home device that can dim or brighten the environment according to your mood.